College Admissions Counselor
English/Language Arts Instructor
The University of Texas at Austin (B.A. in Plan II Honors & Government, minors in Arabic & philosophy)
Katie draws upon her experience working with top-level UT Austin administrators to provide critical insights into the college admissions process. Moreover, throughout her university experience, she mentored freshmen from Plan II honors and UT's Senate of College Councils
"The college application process is an opportunity for learning and growth, and I encourage every student to take ownership of this experience. While this process is often fraught with anxiety and pressure, I believe that stress is NOT a prerequisite for success. Instead, I focus on fostering an uplifting and supportive environment where every student is empowered to develop their capacities for writing, self-reflection, research, and analysis. Together, we will develop a strong application that reflects each student's unique experiences and skills. With an eye for detail and an empathetic heart, I look forward to helping my students realize their academic goals."
Katie has six years of experience tutoring a wide range of students in violin, reading, math, and English. In her free time, she volunteers as an ESL tutor for adults.
"I strongly believe that belief systems about our abilities and potential determine our behavior and predict our success. Therefore, I promote a growth mindset--a model that encourages students to develop their intelligence, embrace challenges, overcome adversity, expand their self-confidence, and achieve higher levels of success and fulfillment from their work."
Katie speaks Arabic proficiently, and her senior honors thesis analyzed the history of U.S.-Saudi diplomatic relations.